A CFO asks his CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave the company?” The CEO answers, ‘What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
I’m sure most of you have seen this posted on LinkedIn or some other forum by now. I love this post, as it captures a very important topic so perfectly!
For any company, especially a growing company, it is imperative to address this matter up front. Without sound processes, procedures and training in place, it becomes difficult for a company to expand effectively.
I’ve seen both sides and can tell you that those companies investing in their people can typically retain valuable employees for the long-term!
While I left a previous company years ago to pursue another opportunity, they continue to employ many of my former co-workers (now friends). I can’t think of a company that runs more smoothly. They provide unlimited training, utilize modern technology and expect innovation amongst their employee base. They had a mission and stuck to it, yet continue to be progressive in their approach. In my opinion, they epitomize the meaning of the above post!
Worst case scenario, a valuable employee leaves the company – but know that you’ve made an invaluable difference in their future and a long-term ally in the industry!
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